Are you visiting Chelsea, NYC this November?

This vibrant and unique district is full of fabulous fine art and great places to eat. Use the map below to find the exhibitions that are right for you and restaurants where you can relax and refresh. You Are Here is here for you.

Abstract Art

Aelita Andre, Paleontologists Footprint Dinosaurs Nesting Grounds, Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas.
  • 1. Andrew Schoultz. Full Circle, Oct 25-Dec 01
    Joshua Liner Gallery — 540 W. 28th Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-244-7415
  • 2. Susan Post. Landscapes, Oct 30-Nov 24
    The Painting Center — 547 W. 27th Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-343-1060
  • 3. Michael Mazur. Late Work, Rain and Flowers, Oct 25-Dec 22
    Ryan Lee Gallery — 515 W. 26th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-397-0742
  • 4. Nicky Broekhuysen. The Channeling, Nov 01-Dec 22
    Davidson Gallery — 521 W. 26th Street
    Mon-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-759-7555
  • 5. Mark Grotjahn. New Capri, Capri, Free Capri, Oct 30-Dec 22
    Gagosian — 555 W. 24th Street
    Mon-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-741-1111
  • 6. Discovery: Contemporary Art Perspectives from England , Nov 10-Dec 01
    Agora Gallery — 530 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-226-4151
  • 7. Stanley Whitney: In the Color, Nov 03-Dec 21
    Lisson Gallery — 504 W. 24th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-505-6431
  • 8. Color Perspective, Nov 09-Dec 16
    The Curator Gallery — 520 W. 23rd Street
    Tue-Fri: 11-6 P: 212-243-1806
  • 9. Elise Ansel. Time Present , Nov 02-Dec 20
    Danese/Corey — 511 W. 22nd Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-223-2227
  • 10. Monique van Genderen, Nov 15-Dec 22
    Miles McEnery Gallery — 520 W. 21st Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-445-0051
  • 11. James Phillips ​, Oct 18-Dec 01
    Kravets Wehby Gallery — 521 W. 21st Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-352-2238
  • 12. Thornton Willis. Improvisational Structures, Oct 27-Dec 22
    Elizabeth Harris Gallery — 529 W. 20th Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-463-9666

Receptions

Events

James Phillips ​
Kravets Wehby Gallery
521 W. 21st Street
P. 212-352-2238
Oct 18, 6-8

Andrew Schoultz. Full Circle
Joshua Liner Gallery
540 W. 28th Street
P. 212-244-7415
Oct 27,

Thornton Willis. Improvisational Structures
Elizabeth Harris Gallery
529 W. 20th Street
P. 212-463-9666
Oct 27, 3-6

Nick Cave. If a Tree Falls
Jack Shainman Gallery
513 W. 20th Street
P. 212-645-1701
Nov 01, 6-8

Nicky Broekhuysen. The Channeling
Davidson Gallery
521 W. 26th Street
P. 212-759-7555
Nov 01, 6-8

Hai Zhang. The eye is not satisfied with seeing
Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212-268-7132
Nov 01, 6-8

Susan Post. Landscapes
The Painting Center
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212-343-1060
Nov 01, 6-8

Elise Ansel. Time Present
Danese/Corey
511 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-223-2227
Nov 01, 6-8

Younghee Choi Martin
Bowery Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 646-230-6655
Nov 01, 6-8

Ken Price. Sculpture
Matthew Marks Gallery
523 W. 24th Street
P. 212-243-0200
Nov 03, 5-7

Margery Gosnell Qua
George Billis Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
P. 212-645-2621
Nov 08, 6-8

Santiago Medina
George Billis Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
P. 212-645-2621
Nov 08, 6-8

Mario Busoni. Sculpture and Drawings
Noho M55 Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-367-7063
Nov 08, 5-7:30

Anna Maria Maiolino. Poetic Wanderings
Hauser & Wirth
548 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-790-3900
Nov 14, 6-8

I Remember You, I Know this Place
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-226-4151
Nov 15, 6-8

Illumination: an Exhibition of Fine Art Photography
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-226-4151
Nov 15, 6-8

Monique van Genderen
Miles McEnery Gallery
520 W. 21st Street
P. 212-445-0051
Nov 15, 6-8

Showers with Heroes
Denise Bibro Fine Art
529 W. 20th Street
P. 212-647-7030
Nov 15, 6-8

Discovery: Contemporary Art Perspectives from England
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-226-4151
Nov 15, 6-8

Hugo Bastidas. Codefication
Nohra Haime Gallery
500 W. 21st Street
P. 212-888-3550
Nov 20, 6-8

Garth Fagan Dance
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Oct 30 - Nov 04, 7:30pm
Start at $10

Morgan Bassichis: Damned If You Duet
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Nov 01 - Nov 02, 8pm
$20

Garland Jeffreys
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Nov 02 7-8:30pm
$30

Journey and Transformation: Exploring the Fluidity of Life
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Nov 02 2-4pm
$10

Christoph Cox on Sonic Flux: Sound, Art, and Metaphysics
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Nov 03 7pm
Free

Whimsical Warlis and Radiant Rangolis
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Nov 04 1-4pm
Free

RAW NYC Presents: Ovation
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Nov 05 7pm
$22

TRIFECTA presented by the New York Comedy Festival
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Nov 06 7pm
$20

Homo Comicus
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Nov 07 8pm
$20

Brooklyn Raga Massive + Fantastic Planet
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Nov 09 7-8:30pm
$28

Village of the Damned
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Nov 09 9:30-10:50pm
$14

The Kitchen Benefit Art Auction 2018
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Nov 13 6:30pm
$150

Take A Deep Breath And Laugh
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Nov 14 7pm
$40

Twyla Tharp Dance
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Nov 14 - Dec 09, 7:30pm
Start at $10

I Remember You, I Know this Place
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
Nov 15 6-8pm
Free

Illumination: an Exhibition of Fine Art Photography
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
Nov 15 6-8pm
Free

Discovery: Contemporary Art Perspectives from England
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
Nov 15 6-8pm
Free

Leila Bordreuil
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Nov 20 - Nov 21, 8pm
$15

Jake Miller
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Nov 28 8pm
Start at $22.50

Draco Rosa
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Nov 29 8pm
Start at $40

The High Line

Chelsea is best known for its many art galleries, with visitors continually delighted by the diversity of mediums, themes and artists all displayed in a single neighborhood. Since the opening of the High Line, though, the area has had another claim to fame, one which can provides a unique, relaxing space that can be enjoyed by tourists, art lovers and those who live and work nearby.

The High Line was originally an elevated railway that used to carry goods from warehouses in Chelsea to other places around the city. It was originally designed as a safer form of transport – far better than the previous method of sending cargo by means of freight trains which ran at street level and caused numerous accidents. Over time, however, other methods of moving things around were devised, and by 1980 the High Line seemed an anachronism which ceased to function, falling gently into disuse and decay.

When Chelsea began to revive in the 1990s, property developers were keen to dismantle it. But a determined group of citizens, who formed the group Friends of the High Line and eventually convinced the city to support their ideas, were convinced that with time, effort and vision, the High Line could become something special and valuable in the area.

Walking along the High Line today, it seems clear that they could not have been more right. The old tracks have become a delightful promenade which runs along above the streets, giving visitors an opportunity to see some wonderful New York views whilst surrounded by beauty and greenery. The plants have been carefully chosen so that some of the wild varieties which took root there when they were allowed to run wild are still represented, giving sensitive viewers a sense of what it would have been like then. This impression is increased by the metal tracks which still remain visible in some parts of the walk, a reminder of the past that gives the present design a feeling of movement and flow.

As befits an attraction in the heart of New York’s art district, the High Line also boasts public art sculptures and installations, some of which last for months, and others which are only present for a few weeks or even hours. These, too, are mindful of the space they inhabit and fit beautifully into the scene even as they encourage thoughtfulness about the nature of the place.

A refreshing change from the frenetic pace that often characterizes the city below, the High Line is the perfect place for anyone in Chelsea to relax, unwind and take time to appreciate the area.

Check out the website for more information.

Tom Otterness - Life Underground

Often we are so busy waiting for the latest art installation to open, or to visit an exhibition that has been much discussed, that we forget that we are already surrounded by art and exhibitions, both in and outside galleries and art related venues. This is particularly true in Chelsea, where every wall, staircase and corner might surprise you with a unique piece of artwork when you least expect it. That’s why, this month, we decided to feature and celebrate the amazing permanent public artwork of Tom Otterness - “Life Underground” – as a reminder that beauty and art can be everywhere and that that potential surrounds us always, as long as we are paying attention. Otterness, who is an American sculptor, created an army of over 100 small and medium sized bronze figures in 2001 and scattered them throughout the subway station at 14th Street and Eighth Avenue, here in Chelsea. The project was commissioned by the MTA’s Arts for Transit and today it is still one of the most popular public art projects in New York City. The sculptures represent people, animals and abstract subjects, all reinvented in a cartoon style and represented in different situations and activities. The result is the creation of a permanent parallel universe, charming and playful because of the combination of the subjects and their interactions, but also serious and judgmental because of their allusions to our real world and to the people who are constantly walking, sitting or running around them. The artist described the whole project as showing the “impossibility of understanding life in New York,” but the more you look at his figures, the more you actually feel the opposite – as if these little figures really understood it all much better than many of the passersby.

So, next time you’re at the subway station in Chelsea, look out for these thought-provoking sculptures. We never get tired of them!

14th Street and 8th Avenue, New York, NY
http://www.tomostudio.com/artworks/life-underground

You Are Here is a great way to make the most of your time in Chelsea. This site makes it easy to see where you are in the neighborhood and provides carefully designed themed walking tours of the art galleries that have made Chelsea famous throughout the world.

It also contains information about exhibition openings, receptions, and the special events scheduled to take place in the area. You can see what’s on and where it’s happening, as well as work out how to get there.

When you’re tired after a morning of exhibition hopping, or an afternoon browsing galleries, you can take a look at the restaurant information and let You Are Here guide you to a comfortable place to sit and have a bite to eat.

You Are Here has a fully functional mobile site, so if you're out and about in Chelsea, all you need to do is pull out your phone and check the site to find the details you need.

All the information you need for a fabulous day out in Chelsea, all in one place!

You Are Here directs discerning visitors right to the restaurants and galleries that interest them. And that means qualified traffic for you.

You Are Here covers Chelsea’s vibrant arts scene — spotlighting exhibitions, special events and galleries. With a clean, reader-friendly design, You Are Here points foodie visitors hungry for more, to the restaurants and cafes that that will appeal to their eclectic tastes, from Cheap Eats to Upscale Dining and from Kid Friendly Restaurants to Celeb-Spotting Restaurants.

Plus, You Are Here's handy 8" x 3.5" size makes it easy for readers to carry with them and refer to while they're on the go.

Also important,You Are Here reaches them where they stay - in the city's hotels as well as in strategically located street boxes, selected cafes, bars, restaurants, art galleries and tourist information booths.

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